Still Film Yu Gong

Yu Gong

Synopsis

China and Africa act as driving forces for the economic, political and cultural future of globalization leaving behind a “Provincialized Europe”. Yu Gong is a documentary and essay film that documents the complex Sino-African relations by travelling through eight countries in the Africa and China continent. It draws distinctive readings on the old Chinese fable of the foolish man Yu Gong who moved the mountains. In the film, four underlying narratives on the idea of Chinafrika are introduced. Yu Gong was shot in collaboration with author and curator John Becker on several research trips to China and Africa.

Director
Daniel Kötter
Production Country
Germany
Subtitle
English
Duration
84 min
Year
2020
Rating
PG
Film at Festival
Festival Edition
2020
Status
Official Selection